Band 7 CBT / Psychotherapist

Job Ref: CWP-psycho-EIT
Occupation: Nurses
Specialty: Mental Health
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 16 March 2023
  • Chester, Cheshire, UK Chester Cheshire GBR CH2 1BQ
  • Specialist Mental Health
  • £23 - £31 per Hour
  • HOUR
  • Band 7
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Trust: Chershire and Wirral Partnership

Role: Psychotherapist / CBT Band 7

  • Based at Bowmere Hospital, Chester
  • Early Intervention - Psychosis Team
  • full-time hours preferred however will accept 22.5
  • ASAP start until September 2023 - potential to continue


To provide specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for individuals experiencing first episode psychosis, within an established Early Intervention in Psychosis team in the West Cheshire.
The role will also involve providing consultation/ supervision for multi-disciplinary staff in the area of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychosis.


Multidisciplinary Team, trust and related agencies such as health, education, social care, voluntary and community sector and client families.



  • To complete comprehensive assessment for clients referred for psychological therapy.
  • To use information gathered during assessment to formulate and implement disorder specific individualised interventions, based upon NICE recommendations, including specific cognitive behavioural models for individuals experiencing a first episode of psychosis, bipolar disorder or for those at risk of developing a first episode of psychosis.
  • To clearly communicate this plan with clients, the multidisciplinary staff team and were appropriate family members.
  • To exercise professional responsibility for the assessment and treatment of clients in line with clinical guidance and service policies.
  • To demonstrate a high degree of professional autonomy in the implementation of clinical assessments, treatment and evaluation.
  • To manage own specialist caseload effectively to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.
  • To develop and share cognitive behavioural formulations with the client, staff involved in their care and where relevant their family members.
  • To convey said formulations with sensitivity and in a manner that is easily understood by the client, through, for example, suitably adapting language used or how formulation is presented.
  • To constantly assess and monitor risk, and where necessary feeding back any changes to care coordinators and updating risk management plans.
  • To regularly review and evaluate CBT interventions.
  • To discharge clients upon completion of an adequate trial of treatment or when clients goals have been achieved.
  • To ensure ethical and legal standards are maintained, for example explaining and adhering to client confidentiality protocols.
  • To maintain security and confidentiality of case notes.
  • To assess suitability for and to provide family interventions where formulation highlights a need.
  • To involve family members and/ or the clients wider support system in interventions where appropriate.
  • To share formulations with members of the multidisciplinary team who are working alongside the client.
  • To communicate effectively with clients who may be in a highly distressed or aroused state.
  • To attend multi-disciplinary team meetings to discuss referrals and/ or treatment progress.
  • Complete all requirements related to data collection/ audit within the service.
  • To, where appropriate, liaise with a range of health and social care staff and outside agencies.
  • To develop and facilitate group based therapy.
  • To work across a range of clinical and community settings, including outpatient clinics, hospital wards, statutory/ voluntary organisations as well as within clients own homes within the West Cheshire locality.

If you require additional information, please contact: or call: 01785 256434 opt.1 opt.3

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